Arsene Wenger and Arsenal faithfuls would be delighted with the fact that top-notch striker Alexis Sanchez has been left out of the Chile squad competing in January’s china cup.

This is an early Christmas gift for Wenger who is looking to keep his top man fit in other to mount a credible title challenge in January.

The 27-year-old Arsenal striker has been in fine form all seasons scoring an incredible 12 premier league goals and providing five assists. His performance so far is responsible for his team’s overall success, and it would be a huge setback should Sanchez be injured anytime soon.

Wenger who is aware of the busy premier league fixtures at this period of the season is looking to manage collateral damages by keeping all his players fit in other to mount a title challenge in January. This news would no doubt bring some relief to the Arsenal boss who harbors the fear that Sanchez could be injured should he be selected in the Chilean squad for the January’s china cup competition.

Alvaro Morata is ready to fight for a spot in Real Madrid

Real Madrid decided to splash out €30 million in bringing back Alvaro Morata from Juventus as he had a buy-back clause which allowed the Spanish club to get him back to the Santiago Bernabeu and this what Real Madrid did back on June 21st of the ongoing year.

With the likes of Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, it’s going to be extremely difficult for Alvaro Morata to snatch a consistent spot in the main team of Zinedine Zidane.

When Alvaro Morata was asked about his chances of getting a first ream role in Real Madrid, the Spanish attacker replied by simply saying that he is happy on making a return to the Santiago Bernabeu and the decision of which player to put in the first team is something that will be lying on the shoulders of Zidane Zidane and all that Morata can do is perform at his best and be ready for anything that might come up.

“I have spoken with the coach and he has expressed his trust in me, those three are from a different planet. I can supplement their work, but we are a team. If I were to think only of myself, I would be playing tennis or chess’’

Tim Howard doubted about his Selection

Tim Howard reckons as he is not entrusted with the job of picking the players who will start, so, concerning himself about whether he would be preferred as the no. 1 goalie in Copa America doesn’t make any sense.

He would rather just wait for the coach’s call.

Howard was America’s no. 1 goalie before going on a break some time back which saw Brad Guzan, his understudy, taking his chance and cementing himself in the XI. Now, with both being in the squad, who will and should start is up for debate.

Speaking about the uncertainty of him going to play or not, Howard said, “The selection is under the control of the coach, not mine. It’s always the coach who is in charge of making calls and the current scenario is no exception to that. I don’t think you should bother yourself about what you cannot control.”

“I would certainly like to stay in the frame for three years as I have an ambition of featuring at the World level again, but, then, you never know how things would take shape in that long a time. So, I can’t see that far and I believe what is right at this point is just to be there and available at any possible opportunity.”